The Menstrual Cycle
The menstrual cycle lasts for approximately 28 days. During this time, a woman’s body prepares itself for fertilization as well as possible pregnancy. However, to prevent unplanned pregnancies, many women turn to oral contraceptives to regulate their menstrual cycles.
YAZ, also called Yasmin or Ocella, is a birth control that can be used to control the menstrual cycle. While many women successfully utilize YAZ to protect against unwanted pregnancies, other women suffer from negative side effects due to the chemicals in YAZ. This drug has been linked to serious issues like cerebral hemorrhage as well as hypertension.
If you have suffered due to taking YAZ, Yasmin, or Ocella, you should contact a YAZ lawyer from Williams Kherkher today at 800-761-3187.
The Parts of the Menstrual Cycle
According to the medical definition of the menstrual cycle, the first of the 28 days occurs with the onset of menstruation. Menstruation will typically last about 5 days, with the normal range between 3 and 7 days. Beginning during this time, and usually lasting until days 13 or 14, the body undergoes the follicular phase. This process of growing follicles will eventually result in ovulation.
Ovulation occurs after the follicular phase ends, and it produces an egg. Ovulation is very short-lasting, and after the egg is released, the body enters the luteal stage. During this time, the body produces important hormones that would help with pregnancy should the egg become fertilized. If fertilization does not happen, the menstrual cycle will begin again.
Oral contraceptives such as YAZ, Yasmin, and Ocella work to prevent ovulation so you do not have the chance to become pregnant. However, the synthetic hormones in YAZ can also lead to problems such as blood clots and stroke. If you are a victim of YAZ, you should contact a YAZ lawsuit attorney from Williams Kherkher at 800-761-3187 today to learn more about your legal options.